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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Session Black is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial tastes are a subtle pairing of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate finish of dark cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawsonciv (29) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Tastes of chocolate and caramel with a hint of coffee beans. Smooth finish. Good black lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
(bottle) Pours a dark reddish-brown with a tall off-white head that retains well. Aroma is initially a bit tart, like spent, day old dark roasted coffee grounds, which I didn’t particularly care for. There’s also some cocoa that mixes in with this smell. Gradually the stale coffee subsides and is replaced by a smooth, even, roasted malt profile that mixes with the cocoa and some light smoke too. The flavor has some nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, a spike of caramel right before the finish, and a bit of berry as well in the mid. The finish was properly roasted with some smoke as well. Mouthfeel was medium and carbonation was appropriate. This is a good beer for sure, and I have to bump it in the overall due to the affordable price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Pours clear dark brown with a smallish beige head. Aroma features a gentle roast, toast, pumperknickel, caramel, dirt, and toffee. Clean. Tastes of toast, caramel, a little coffee, toffee, and wood. Finishes with the caramel lingering around, followed by toast and lightly charred crust. Light bodied, but not lacking in flavor. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, burnt carmel, roasted malt and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, roasted malt, light charcoal and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
11oz stubby bottle. great bottle cap of rock on the bottom (rock, paper, scissors!) Joanne got scissors and I got Rock again on my next one. I WIN! The second one I poured in a glass to get appearance notes. Pours dark brown, tan head. Looks just like a tall glass of Coca-Cola. Medium roast aroma. Flavor of perfectly roasted malt. Nice grain. Flavor is very light toasted malt. Simple and smooth. Yeah, it is very ’Session-able’. Light chocolate malt in the finish. Very clean and crisp, well balanced. Not quite sure which Full Sail Session I enjoy more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Stubby: Pours a black color with a nice head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a light cherry and roasted fig note along with some clean roast, cocoa and cold extracted coffee. The flavor is dry though with a nice hop balance and a clean roastiness. Almost like a dunkel, this is quite malty with a nice freshness and refreshing body. Session schwarz. I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
11 oz stubby bottle purchased at Divino Wine and Spirits in Denver, Colorado. Pour is clear brown burgundy with a nice one inch tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt, soft cherry fruit sweetness and dark chocolate. There is also an interesting earthy / dustiness to the nose. Taste is the mild roastiness of the malt balanced really nicely with the mild sweetness, which expresses more as caramel in the taste than the fruit I picked up on in the nose. Palate is the highlight of this one, lighter bodied, super soft, and nice bright carbonation. Ends with a subdued hop bitterness, drying the finish out. Stupid drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer, I had 4 or 5 without even thinking about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, Darker cola colored pour. Roasted malt light choclate aroma & flavor, medium mouthfeel. dry roastiness. flavorful schwarz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Dark reddish brown with a medium head that quickly fades. Grain, biscuit and floral hop aroma. Caramelly and biscuit flavor. A little a dry on the finish. Not much hops. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods. Goes down really easy -- reminds me a lot of NB 1554. Pours coffee in color with a trim beige head. Smells predominately of caramel, barley, and toasted malt. Tastes of all three with added notes of black licorice and mild cocoa. A fine session beer for BBQ.

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